I didn't want to do yet another banana bread, so I went on the lookout for an alternate recipe to use my brown bananas. Well, guess what I found? *Drumroll please* a banana cookie recipe! I was very excited, I have never made banana cookies before...could it even be done? What is this sorcery?
So I set out to make them and oh my goodness! These little bite size cookies are delish! They are moist, banana-y, and very easy to make.
I found the recipe on Pots Pans & Parkers, there is even a delicious looking frosting that goes on top. I didn't want these to be too sweet so I omitted the frosting, but, head on over there if you want to try it out.
yield 45 cookies (1" cookie scoop)
3/4 cup Shortening or Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 Mashed Bananas
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
2 cup Flour
Place shortening (or butter) and sugar into a bowl.
Mix until creamy and combined.
Add the egg, bananas (as you can see I did not mash mine, they were pretty soft), and the vanilla.
Mix together, doesn't that look yummy? :P
Add in the flour and baking soda in a few additions. Mix until combined.
Using a 1" cookie scoop, I put 15 on each sheet pan (I sprayed my pans with cooking spray, feel free to use parchment). The cookies don't spread too much.
Bake at 350F for 8-10 mins. Bottoms will be golden brown, like the picture below.